San Bernardino County still in the Orange (moderate) Tier

According to San Bernardino County, most COVID-19 cases are now younger adults.  

The county is still seeing hundreds of new cases every week, but unlike last year, the greatest numbers of new cases involve adults ages 18 to 34, followed by those between 35 and 49.

“A considerable number of these individuals, including many who are young and otherwise healthy, will suffer from the coronavirus, and some will require hospitalization,” said interim Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach.

The county is meeting two of the three criteria to move into the Yellow Tier. The positivity rate and positivity rate in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods are at 1.7%, which are within the Yellow Tier's threshold of below 2%.

The county's daily new case rate per 100,000 residents is still within the Orange Tier at 2.9. The case rate needs to drop to below two cases to move into the Yellow Tier.

Redlands recorded 8,795  total cases, 29 more cases than the previous week’s 8,766. Redlands’ total death count rose from 209 to 214. During the week of April 18, the city had 17 new cases and a test positivity rate of 1.2%. The previous week, the city had 17 new cases and a test positivity rate of 1%.

During the week of April 18, Redlands Unified recorded 30 new cases among residents living within the district, bringing the daily case rate to 3.3 per 100,000 residents.

The district remains in the Orange Tier.